Message from Chairman

    Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao

    Chairperson, CSAB-2022
    Director, NIT Rourkela

    CSAB-2022 Chairperson’s Message

    Dear Candidates,

    It gives me immense pleasure to record that the responsibility of conducting the centralized counseling process, CSAB-2022, is assigned to NIT Rourkela by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. This entrusts NIT Rourkela to conduct counseling for admission to various undergraduate programs at 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs, and a few GFTIs (called, the NIT+ System). As the Chairperson of CSAB-2022, I congratulate you on your success in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main). I also applaud the parents, guardians, and teachers with whose support and guidance you have shown excellence in clearing this much-valued entrance examination with hard work and dedication.

    It is our heartfelt wish that you get the institute and program of your choice during the counseling process carried out by JoSAA/CSAB 2022. Through this centralized procedure, based on your JEE (Main) rank and other factors as presented in Business Rules, counseling will be carried out for admission to the first year of various Engineering/Science and Architecture/Planning Programmes in the NIT+ system. I sincerely advise you to read the Business Rules carefully and make informed decisions while participating in the counseling process.

    This year the seat allocation process involves six regular rounds to be conducted by JoSAA-2022 ( for admission to IITs and the NIT+ system. This is followed by two CSAB-special rounds to be conducted by CSAB-2022 for vacant seats of the NIT+ system at the end of JoSAA rounds. Please visit the CSAB-2022 portal ( for information on the seat allocation process of CSAB-special rounds for the NIT+ System. Similar to last year, the document verification would be conducted in online mode, but candidates availing the benefit of PwD will be required to visit one of their nearest reporting centers. I would advise each of you to regularly visit the CSAB-2022 website, follow the instructions carefully, and respond to verification queries. Your cooperation in this regard is highly solicited to make this entire process smooth and trouble-free. All efforts have been made to guide you step by step through this entire process of counseling and admission. The whole CSAB-2022 team will be glad to help you through the counseling process. If you have queries, please do not hesitate to contact the help desk.

    Best wishes.

    K. Umamaheshwar Rao